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Ever been stung by hidden charges?

When I booked my last holiday, I was in a bit of a rush. My original booking had been cancelled thanks to our friend Covid, and I was desperate to get some time away with the family before the summer ended. So instead of booking through my usual online travel agent, I had to look elsewhere. First, I looked at …

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NO Fans Allowed.

I’m a happy Chadd today.   As I’m sure you know, I’m a big footie fan. I love everything about the beautiful game – but I especially love my team – Aston Villa. Last weekend “The Villa” played against the big boys (Liverpool) on their home turf at Villa Park. The odds were against them and after last seasons last day …

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Lockdown Wedding Woes

  Two days ago I had the honour of being invited to a lockdown wedding. Now, a wedding invite is an honour anytime – but a lockdown wedding invite is something special. You see, thanks to our buddy Boris, weddings are currently limited to 15 guests. Yup – you read that right – 15 people and that’s including the bride, …

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Ever Find Freight Frustrating?

  My kids are always making fun of me. I like to think I’m pretty tech-savvy. I’ve got a smartphone and I know how to use it. I’m on social media, I use the internet for everything and I know the difference between the Tinder that you start a fire with and the Tinder that you start a relationship with. …

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My Superpower

I’ve lived in The Midlands for a long time. My whole life in fact. When you’re a friendly chap like me and you’ve spent a lot of time in one area, you make a lot of friends. As you know, I love what I do. I love working in freight and helping my customers move their goods around the world. …

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Does Size Really Matter?

It’s the age-old debate: does size matter? Well, when it comes to cargo ships it seems that it does! This last month saw the launch of the biggest cargo ship in the world…The HMM Algeciras. Sailing under the flag of Panama, she came into the London Gateway on 15th June at the end of her maiden voyage from China. At …

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Are You An Email Warrior?

I’m no spring chicken. When it comes to business I’ve done my time and got more than a quarter of a century of experience behind me. But despite my commitment to learning, progression and personal growth – there is one skill that I’ve always struggled with. Time management. I’ve done all the courses and read all the books. I’ve bought …

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What’s Your Social Score?

I went to the pub last week! It was a bit like something out of a dystopian future zombie movie. When I arrived I had to hand over my details for track and trace. The bar staff all wore masks and all transactions were card only – no cash. It was a bit weird if I’m honest. But I think …

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Better Than Christmas!

I’m so excited! I’m not going to lie – lockdown has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I’ve had up days and down days. Good weeks and bad. The business has had to overcome challenges I could never in a million years have predicted – in fact, Covid has been impacting freight for nearly 8 months now! I’ve had to …

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Cowboys & Indians?

As you know, I send out stories, ideas and anecdotes every week. And I get a lot of replies. Sometimes people share their own stores with me in return. A few weeks ago I sent out an email about how gangs have found a new way to capitalize on the current COVID situation – smuggling fake medicines and PPE into …

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